HOLY CROSS CHURCH
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 1173050
Parish Priest: Fr Doug Bull
Saturday: 6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
The Community of Ahotokurom, Ghana.
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675 Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul Number
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 3rd Sunday (16th/17th June)
6.30pm Pat Healy, Bridgette Laing , Chris Joyce
1) Jenushan Justin 2) Reuben Gabriel P) Maureen Gabriel
10am Gwen Williams, Marian Perez, Francisca Dunbar, Elena Travers, Marco Munoz.
1st Gillian Yip, 2nd Rob Dunbar, P Bina Augustin
11.30am Debo Akinbode, Pat Ellis ,Barbara Heathcote, Phil Loughnane, Vacant.
1) Vacant 2nd Merlyn Clark, P Mitchelle Mbaeri
Next weekend 4th Sunday (23rd/24th June)
6.30pm Denise Coutino, Beatrice Orodje, Prexy Rajendram
1) Vacant 2) Vacant P) Margaret Folkes
10am Dilys Grant , Shirley Lench Phil Umerah Victor Santhiapillai, Wendy Abiola.
1) Millie Lemonius, 2)Brendan Downton P Scouts / Cath Sanderson
11.30 John Ogunbadawa, Kate Middleton, Frank Afful, Vera Onongaya
1) Petrina Douglas 2) Rosa Candita Simpkins P) Vacant
FINANCE £1257 Catholic Trust £59.30
Sat 6.30 Margaret Bamford RIP (O’Sullivan)
6.30 Welcome Francis Lenja
Sun 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
10.00 Matt Cleary RIP (Cleary)
11.30 Roberta Guerra RIP (Guerra)
12.30 Baptism Francis Lenja
Mon 9.15 Cyril & Florence Mahoney RIP
Tue 9.15 John O’Connor RIP (O’Connor)
Wed St Alban
9.15 James Breslin RIP (Monaghan)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur St Aloysius Gonzaga
9.15 Mina Bernardi RIP
Fri Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
7.30pm Exposition of the Blessed
8pm Dr Musu Goba RIP (SVP)
Sat 6.30 Francesca Candita Simpkins RIP
Sun 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
10.00 Tom Kilcoyne RIP
11.30 TG Marriage of Theresa & Timothy
11.30 Welcome Beatrix Edwards
12.30 Baptism Beatrix Edwards
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Vittorio Vitale who has passed away. Funeral details to follow.
Also, Thelma Green’s funeral will be here on Friday 29th June at 12.30pm. May they rest in peace
SERVERS CLUB MEETING
For new members – Come along and get started. Saturday 7th July 5pm in the Church
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CERTIFICATES
Would the parents of the following children please make arrangements with the Parish Administrator to come and collect their forms from the Parish Office. Many Thanks.
Amparo Daquilema – Berrones, Annie Bradley,
Natalie Ekpe, Mat Jegorovas, Stanley Mgbeobuna, Victor Mgbeobuna, Finn O’Neill,
Jude O’Neill, Chioma Onua, Samuel Samba.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE
Sunday 1st July 2018 at 3pm Hither Green Crematorium, Verdant Lane.
The service remembers all those people of the borough of Lewisham who have passed away. All welcome.
MENTAL WELLBEING FOR ALL
Third Thursday Time, 21st June, 5.30-8.30
Cafe, quiet space, art/craft, board games, singing, head or hand massage and, for this month only - try out Morris Dancing.
All who would welcome a relaxing evening in a friendly, positive environment are welcome, why not try it out and bring your friends? If you want to know more please contact via email to
SUMMER YOUTH DAY, Saturday, 23rd June 2018 (please see http://scys.org.uk/events)
All parishioners aged 12-16 - in school years 6-11 - are warmly invited (and encouraged) to participate in the Summer Youth Day 2018. The Summer Youth Day will be held on Saturday, 23rd June 2018 at Aylesford Priory (nr. Maidstone). The coach, reserved and paid for by the Knights of St Columba, will leave Holy Cross car park (Culverley Rd) at 8:45am on Sat. 23rd June and return there approx. 9:15pm.
THE PARISH CENSUS
..will take place over the week-end 30 June and 1st July and there will be a follow up the following week. There will be some helpers to assist and give advice on both week-ends. You will be able to complete the form online as well as a paper version.
When you complete the form you will be asked if you give your consent to using your contact details within the parish, and also to using photos for use within the parish and the parish website.
The Census will be used to produce an up to date database of the parish.
It will be especially helpful in knowing where people live, so that we can arrange visits / support for those who are housebound. Families will be better served too, we will know ages of children and can see when they are due to come into school, to transfer to secondary, to make their first communion and confirmation. Provided we have up to date contact details we will be able to remind parishioners about events, dates affecting them.
CATECHISTS GET TOGETHER
Monday 16th July 7.30pm. Anyone involved with the Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and RCIA programmes as well as all those who support the two Children’s Liturgy groups is invited to our annual get together to meet other Catechists and for the parish to say ‘Thank You’ to you for your support and hard work over the year.
INTER FAITH WALK FOR PEACE
Sunday 24th June 2018
Starts at the Sivan Temple at 2pm.
See Poster for the agenda.
PARISH SPONSORED WALK 2018
Our WALK FOR GHANA event takes place on Saturday 30th June: 10.00am start from Greenwich Bandstand. Please ensure that you collect a Sponsor form and register after the Masses this weekend. If you're not walking then sponsor a walker-Fr Doug's sponsor form can be found at the back of church.
If you can offer food and refreshments to the celebrations in Hartley Hall afterwards please EITHER let the office know or speak to Lesley, Kath or Gwen. Many Thanks.
TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The table tennis tournament will go ahead on Saturday 30th June at St William of York and the FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT is now on Saturday, 21st July. The football tournament will be held at the same safe/secure venue of St Dunstan's Jubilee Sports Ground on Canadian Avenue. Please register with Errol Palmer at email@example.com
ATTENTION SPECIAL MINISTERS
If you have any Pyx’s at home can you please return them to the Sacristy. Many Thanks
Thank you to all the Readers and Special Ministers for their support in updating the Rota’s. We plan to launch the new Rota’s on the week-end of 30 June / 1st July and will use the opportunity to introduce new Readers and Special Ministers. Watch this space!
Do you know anyone who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith or who wants to become a Catholic? The RCIA group will resume in October if you wish to find out more see the Parish Website and contact the Parish office with your details. We will get in touch.
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of June 16/17
In today’s Gospel, Jesus compares the beginning of God’s kingdom to a mustard seed. This tiny seed, which fits in the palm of a hand, can grow to fifteen feet with sprawling branches! Like the mustard seed, the Christian community had a tiny, seemingly insignificant beginning. The church, which began with about 120 followers, added three thousand people on Pentecost Day following the descent of the Holy Spirit. Since then, the number of Christ’s disciples has grown incalculably and continues to grow throughout the world. Good stewards go about God’s business of “planting seeds” among all those they encounter. What will we do this week to add to God’s kingdom?
This weekend –Day for Life. The focus this year is human trafficking.